Frequently Asked Arrhythmia Questions

Every day, our experienced team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons answer heart health questions from people in the community. You can review a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the topics below, or contact our heart experts to submit your own question.

I have an irregular heartbeat. What’s the best way to treat it?

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Sometimes my heart feels like it’s skipping a beat. Is this dangerous?

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What is the difference between a pacemaker and a defibrillator?

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Are there medicines for atrial fibrillation (A-fib) that won't lower blood pressure? Mine runs in the 100/70 range.

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I take Warfarin, Metoprolol and Digoxin daily. I still experience atrial fibrillation, usually three times a week. Is ablation the answer to getting off all these medications?

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I had an episode of atrial fibrillation eight months ago and have been taking amiodarone. Now I am being forced to stop taking it. Is there anything else I can do to reduce the risks?

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I’ve heard about the ZIO® patch. What is it?

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